UK government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia Ken O’Flaherty has said actions for tackling climate change being planned in Pakistan could serve as a model for the rest of the world.
“This can increase pressure on those countries which are not yet doing enough to tackle climate change,” said the UK diplomat, who is visiting the country as part of the preparations for the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November this year, in an exclusive interview with Media.
“Pakistan is a world leader in the area of tackling climate change. It has an opportunity to cement its status as a regional and global leader on the issue.”
The United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be a meeting, where leaders from across the world will discuss how they can ensure greater action on climate change.
“I think the messages coming from Prime Minister Imran Khan are very clear, they are very cogent,” Ken said, “They make economic sense for Pakistan and carry a moral weight as its position of a developing country.”
Ken said in his visits around Asia, he often quoted Pakistan’s 10 billion tree tsunami initiative and also the commitment by PM Imran to not build any new coal plants.
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